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Day: December 19, 2017

Samsung unveils Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ with Infinity Display
ENGLISH, Technology

Samsung unveils Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ with Infinity Display

    South Korean tech giant Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy A series on Tuesday as Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) that will be available in early January, with pricing and availability to vary by markets worldwide. Samsung’s Infinity Display finally trickles down to a mid-range handset after being exclusive to its flagship smartphones this year. These handsets also feature Samsung’s first dual front camera with Live Focus, tech website Sam Mobile reported. Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ also feature many flagship-like features. Both the handsets have ditched the physical home button and the fingerprint sensor has been re-positioned at the rear below the camera module, the report added. Other features include support for Samsung Pay—a mobile payment and digit...
The British elite is at war with itself on a scale we’ve never seen before
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The British elite is at war with itself on a scale we’ve never seen before

    When I first started working at the BBC, in 2001, what struck me was not how most of the people in charge were from the same universities, or that it was assumed you were a ski enthusiast, or how casually people dropped the names of powerful people they knew. It was the uniformity of thinking. There were progressive people and conservative people, but they mostly subscribed to the groupthink of the elite. Surveying the levels of anger, abuse and fractiousness in the upper levels of British society today, it feels like a very different country. The Daily Mail’s front page, attacking the Tory Brexit rebels and triggering an avalanche of threats and abuse, was just the latest example of a culture war inside the British elite that makes any remaining class resentment against t...
Terror attacker arrested in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire on suspicious
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Terror attacker arrested in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire on suspicious

    Four men have been arrested on suspicion of plotting terror attacks. Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit detained the men at their home addresses in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on Tuesday morning. They are being questioned at a police station in West Yorkshire, while three properties in Sheffield and another in Chesterfield are being searched. Three aged 22, 36 and 41, were detained at different addresses in Sheffield, while a 31-year-old man was arrested in Chesterfield. A police spokesman said: The arrests were intelligence led and pre planned as part of an ongoing investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East. He added: We recognise that local people may have concerns as a result of this activity. We would ask peopl...
Jeremy Corbyn says he will be PM if general election held next year
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn says he will be PM if general election held next year

    In a candid interview, in which he spoke of his musical tastes and style sense, the Labour leader declared: “I’m ready to be Prime Minister tomorrow. And the former backbench firebrand, known for his unkempt appearance, admitted that if he did win the top job he was unlikely to smarten himself up. Mr Corbyn confounded his critics when he thwarted Theresa May’s bid to clinch a majority in June’s snap election. Labour claimed an extra 30 seats compared with the 2015 performance under previous chief Ed Miliband. And Mr Corbyn told Grazia magazine he believes 2018 will be the year in which he pockets the keys to No10. Lord Falconer, the shadow justice secretary, makes clear that he is opposed to nearly every policy so far pledged by his leader and John McDonnell, the shadow ch...
Train was travelling 80mph in 30mph zone when it derailed killing at least 3 people in Amtrak Washington crash
America, ENGLISH

Train was travelling 80mph in 30mph zone when it derailed killing at least 3 people in Amtrak Washington crash

    A US train was travelled 80mph in a 30mph zone when it derailed killing at least three people as it plunged from a bridge onto a motorway below, authorities say. Dozens more people were injured when the Amatrak train crashed during its inaugural trip on a new line in Washington state early on Monday. The scene where an Amtrak passenger train derailed in DuPont An investigation revealed the train had been travelling 50mph above the speed limit before carriages hurtled off the tracks and plummeted onto the I-5 road, hitting vehicles. The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) used information gathered from an onboard data recorder to determine the train's speed. NTSB board member Bella Dinh-Zarr said it is not yet known what caused the train to derail and th...